Wednesday 27 July 2011

Plans to celebrate Agatha Christie's birthday

In 2010 we celebrated the 120th anniversary of Agatha Christie's birthday on September 15 with a month long blog tour.

This year's celebrations will be a bit lower key and will give participants the opportunity to put a celebratory post up on their own blog, and then link to it here through a special post on September 15.

It will use a Mr Linky similar to the one below, so if you would like to indicate that you will participate just add the name of your blog and the URL, and then mark the date down in your diary.

On September 15 you will put up your special birthday post and then return to this blog to add it to the Mr Linky for that day.

Your assistance in advertising the event will be very much appreciated.

Monday 25 July 2011

ACRC Carnival 2011 #6 - July 24, 2011

Welcome to the July 24, 2011 edition of Agatha Christie monthly BlogCarnival.
Many thanks to the 10 contributors who have provided 16 blog posts for you to visit.

    Do visit the participating blogs and leave comments if you have read the books. Spread the word too about the existence of this blog and the monthly opportunity it offers to showcase reviews about Agatha Christie books. 
Today's 10 Contributors - please see the items below for exact URLS of their posts.


Elizabeth presents Endless Night posted at Miss Lemon's Mysteries, saying, "One of darker novels, Endless Night features neither Poirot nor Miss Marple, but is a masterpiece all the same."

Roberta Rood presents Torquay, Greenway, and Agatha Christie posted at Books to the Ceiling, saying, "I thought this might be a nice travel article for the blog."

Hercule Poirot

Yvette presents Clothes Make the Man posted at in so many words.... Three representations of Hercule Poirot. Which do you like best?

Jo D'Arcy presents Five Little Pigs Agatha Christie posted at The Book Jotter, saying, "This in my opinion is on the best Agatha Christie novels for its plot and structure. Using the idea of a nursery rhyme Christie has Hercule Poirot embark on revealing the truth about a murder that was committed 16 years earlier."

Becky Laney presents Elephants Can Remember posted at Becky's Book Reviews. I enjoyed this one. I did. I don't know that it is my favorite Agatha Christie, but it is a good read.

BooksPlease presents Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie posted at BooksPlease, saying, "Poirot sits back and thinks out the truth - which of the passengers on the Orient Express killed Ratchett?"

KerrieS presents ONE, TWO, BUCKLE MY SHOE, Agatha Christie posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE, saying, "Hercule Poirot (and his good friend Inspector Japp) become involved in this investigation because Poirot has a 6-monthly checkup with the dentist Morley only hours before he dies. Morley's death appears to have the hallmarks of suicide but Poirot is puzzled how someone contemplating suicide could have appeared so "normal"."

Miss Marple

Shirley presents Book Review: The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie posted at My Bookshelf. "This was a re-read for me, perhaps the third or fourth time over, and still I found myself immersed in the plot, caught up in the nuances of the world Agatha Christie creates. That is an indication of an undying classic: a book that the reader cherishes and turns to time and again and still finds intrinsic value in the written word therein.

By the way, would you look at this cover? I absolutely love it."

Jo D'Arcy presents Miss Marple Short Stories posted at The Book Jotter, saying, "A list with some comments and thoughts on the odd one or two. A reference post as much as anything."

Becky Laney presents NEMESIS posted at Becky's Book Reviews, saying, "I enjoyed this one. I wouldn't say it is my favorite Miss Marple mystery. But I'm very glad my library got a copy of this one! (And very happy that HarperCollins has recently published such lovely editions of the Miss Marple mysteries.) If you don't mind a couple of small spoilers, I have something to discuss at the end of this post. "

Tommy and Tuppence

Shirley presents Book Review: Postern of Fate by Agatha Christie posted at My Bookshelf. How I enjoy Tommy and Tuppence as the retired sleuths/detectives in this, the last book ever written by Agatha Christie; though it should be noted it was not the last of Agatha Christie's to be published.

Short Stories

che presents Miss Marple’s Final Cases by Agatha Christie. posted at From Kafka To Kindergarten. "The name of this book is a bit misleading, firstly because these cases actually occur somewhere in the middle of Marple’s detective career and secondly because two of the short stories in the book do not feature Miss Marple at all."

Jose Ignacio presents Accident by Agatha Christie posted at The Game's Afoot. "This short story is an absolute gem of detective fiction, another proof of Agatha Christie’s genius. It will sure make the delights of everyone, whether or not true fans of the gender. "


KerrieS discovered New official website developed to promote the works of Agatha Christie posted at THE DRUM - Advertising, Design, Media, Marketing, Digital, PR - News, Information & Jobs, saying, "The "new" site allows fans to plot their own locations of where each of Christie’s plots took place all around the world, through ‘Christie Maps’, allowing users to pick a book and see significant locations mentioned within."

KerrieS presents MISS MARPLE MAY APPEAR 5 posted at CRIME SCRAPS REVIEW, saying, "This blogger is featuring some photos of English countryside and houses under the title of "Miss Marple May Appear""


KerrieS presents ACRC Update - 20 July 2011 posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE, saying, "I am on track with a book a month, so I'm approaching half way in my journey."

That concludes this edition.

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